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Youth Orchestras of Prince William Auditions

Placement in Youth Orchestra of Prince William is by audition or voice check (for the Youth Chorus). (The only exception is our Introduction to Preparatory program which is open to all beginner string students without an audition.) Please sign up for an audition slot using the link above. For further questions or more information, please contact our office at (703)590-7083 or info@yopw.org. We look forward to meeting you!

New students are accepted throughout the season!

Fall 2017 Auditions Sign Up:

Introduction to Preparatory

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Percussion Ensemble

All YOPW percussionists are members of this group in addition to performing with other major ensembles.

Preparatory Orchestra

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Primo Orchestra

Student musicians in this program have usually played for 1-2 years and have developed basic skills.

Repertory Orchestra

This orchestra is for the intermediate string player. Members of this ensemble have typically been playing for about 2-3 years and are working on at least Grade 3 music literature.

Wind Symphony

This is our entry level wind ensemble which performs band style music. Musicians in this ensemble are of at least intermediate level and have usually been playing for 3 or more years and are primarily in grades seven through ten. In addition to performing with the Wind Symphony, selected students will have the opportunity to perform orchestral literature with our Concert Orchestra.

Concert Orchestra

This is a full orchestra with strings, winds and percussion in which members are comfortable performing Grade 4-5 music literature.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

This full symphonic orchestra accepts the most advanced string, wind and percussion players to perform standard orchestral literature.

Youth Chorus

The Youth Chorus offers opportunities students in grades 3-9 (including home-schooled children). The chorus will perform a variety of literature including classical, folk, and world music and may also collaborate with one or more of the YOPW orchestras.